‘Making Moves’ is the brand new (and debut) single from Arizona based multi-instrumentalist, Dan Bagley. Performing under the moniker of Blonde Holly, Bagley steps away from his regular work with indie folk band Tow’rs to focus on his dreamy, melodic, nostalgia-filled solo project. ‘Making Moves’ is the culmination of many years in the game, and sees Bagley draw on influences like Paul Simon and Linda Ronstadt to create his atmospheric and ethereal soundscape. His attraction and love for synth-based sounds is clear for all to hear – and is beautifully presented in this truly impressive release. ‘Making Moves’ is a wonderfully layered and warm track, and an exciting start from a talented musician. Blonde Holly’s next single, ‘Moon Psycho,’ is scheduled for release in the late summer – early fall, and I for one can’t wait to hear what he does next!
Warm and dreamy, cosy and inviting, ‘Making Moves’ is an incredible debut from Blonde Holly.INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
An inspiration that drew this song was predominantly the timelessness of nostalgia and hopes for a good life. It tries to reach out to whoever interacts with the song to feel like it’s being heard or understood, like a personal letter. I think my evolution of growing older has been taking shape with remembering the things that connect me to mystery and the idea that I can keep trying to be a part of a narrative simultaneously written and currently writing. The song says to me, “I want to keep trying to take chances.”
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
I hope the song resonates with people who enjoy running in the morning, have solo time at the cafe, and don’t mind swimming when it rains.
What are your favourite lyrics in the song?
My favorite line in this song is, “I can feel my love talking me to shapes.” The mystery in relationships or things we want can be both abstract and sure. They take different shapes or forms as you grow.
What inspired you to share the song with the world?
When I began planning to release this song, I realized the narrative wrote itself all along. I couldn’t consider another option, so I chose to upload.
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